NDT training is a core issue for a wide range of businesses and industries. This type of testing is critically important, and best practice is to have a strong skills base in place to manage your testing needs.
That said – The realities are often different. Trained staff move on sooner or later. Training may impact tight schedules. Getting the right mix of training can be surprisingly hard, and may involve multiple levels of training in multiple types of NDT testing.
These really aren’t simple problems for employers who have businesses to run. They need the skills, but they also need to manage what’s basically a moving target of training needs to get those skills.
Best practice in these cases is to get expert consultation services from NDT specialist trainers. They can evaluate training needs in practical business terms, and help manage training and certification programs efficiently.
The best approach to non-destructive testing training is a “designer” business-specific training program which allows a strong skills base to be developed and retained. This is a type of built-in training, ensuring both formal skills training and certification while also addressing the needs of businesses and retaining skills in-house.
There’s a company called Larson NDT Level III Services and Training LLC which is a combined non-destructive testing services firm and training service. This company has a full spectrum of training services in all types of NDT testing, and also works as a consultancy.
If you’re getting the impression that they’re also a one stop shop for managing training programs, you’re quite right. They can train onsite or offsite.
There’s another advantage to using a firm like this which is less obvious – The “advisory factor”. This is a highly experienced firm with nearly 40 years of work in a vast range of types of NDT testing of all kinds. That sort of experience is the hallmark of a great problem solving service, helping manage the practical side of testing including procedural, compliance, and documentation.
They can deliver both non-destructive testing training and help manage the high grunt, high value issues related to the physical and administrative processes of testing.
For more information, see their website here at http://larsonndeservices.com/index.php. You can contact them online or by phone.